I actually got goosebumps when my guest this week agreed to appear on the show. I’ve know Cheryl Gray for something like 30 years now. Over that time she has become one of the most powerful women in Canadian real estate. Cheryl is an Executive Vice President at QuadReal Property Group which manages a $24 billion portfolio spread over 17 countries.
Over the first part of our conversation Cheryl and I dig into her history in the industry. She first started in the industry in recession-plagued 1980’s Calgary. She and her husband relocated to Toronto in the late 80’s where she began her rise through the industry.
Cheryl and I also discuss the growth of QuadReal and she details what a property manager really does. I, of course, try to get to the truth about what a vendor has to do to develop a relationship with a company as huge as QuadReal. (Hint: BE DEPENDABLE!)